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URBAN PLANNER III

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now. The City of Fort Lauderdale's Urban Design and Planning Division is seeking a highly motivated Urban Planner III to join their team.If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in urban planning with an organization that focuses on sound civic planning and urban design solutions that create a high-quality of life and exceptional public realm for our residents and visitors, the City of Fort Lauderdale is the place for you.This position involves advanced professional work which requires creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. The employee exercises initiative and independent judgment to solve complex problems in connection with urban design and planning, including development of master plans and code rewrites and in the review of large-scale urban development projects.The employee works under the direction of an assigned supervisor who reviews work in progress and upon completion in conferences with the employee and by examination of work products.This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides information, guidance, and advice to applicants and the general public in response to inquiries regarding land use, zoning, platting, development applications, and other planning matters
  • Receives, reviews for completion, and processes development applications including evaluation of site plans, subdivision plats, rezoning applications, right-of-way vacations and other land development proposals; ensures applications conform with the City's development code, master plans, planning principles and the Comprehensive Plan
  • May serve as team lead of assigned project staff; delegate and review work assignments and provide input on performance evaluations
  • Consults with developers, architects, engineers, and outside agencies to address development questions and provide feedback regarding development compliance with zoning regulations and planning principles
  • Conducts studies; develops various maps, graphics, text and illustrative materials used in reports and presentations with the aid of applicable computer software applications
  • Collects, assembles, summarizes, and analyzes data involved in planning, such as land use, population, economic characteristics, historic preservation, land development, and other factors pertinent to a master planning or comprehensive planning program
  • Conducts field surveys to assess context of development projects, may perform analysis on housing, business, commercial, and industrial development
  • May assist in the preparation and administration of budget needs
  • Prepares written recommendations; writes memorandums; makes presentations
  • Represents the Department in an advisory capacity at neighborhood, city departments and outside agency meetings and meetings of boards, committees and the City Commission
  • Performs related work as requiredNOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, architecture, or related area of study
  • Four (4) years of related experience in urban planning, historic preservation, urban design, community development or in an area which included broad range planning, program planning and policy development. A Master's Degree in urban planning or architecture may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement. Preferences: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification and/or registration as an Architect. Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.Additional Information:Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: N/AManagement Category: 3 Classification Level: PrincipalFLSA: Exempt EEO Code: 3 - TechnicianJob Code: FP054 Pay Grade: FP10Closing Date/Time: 5/26/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , URBAN PLANNER III, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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